Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy. Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and changes in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice. The book uniquely presents a range of accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing students, professional counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, researchers, and others who use multicultural counseling or transcultural psychotherapy as part of their professional practice.

Maat: An African-Centered Paradigm for Psychological and Spiritual Healing

Maat: An African-Centered Paradigm for Psychological and Spiritual Healing

Maat: An african-centered paradigm for psychological and spiritual healing

Black, Asian, and other minority communities often receive a service that fails to address their mental health needs (Leong, Wagner, & Tata, 1995; Raleigh, 2000). Conventional therapeutic systems, which seek to nurture and heal, can nevertheless be oppressive toward black individuals and families.1 These perspectives are drawn from psychological theories that have their origins in Eurocentric understandings of human behavior and well-being. Contemporaneously, there is a history of racism in psychology that spans several centuries, and this legacy continues to challenge the discipline's theories and practice in contemporary society. Given the history of deep-seated racism and exclusion experienced by black people, it is testament to the human spirit ...

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